Student in classroom - Resurrection School - Sunnyvale


Ms. Kathleen Faust

2nd Grade Teacher

I have always been a teacher and the first person I taught was myself! When I was a young girl I studied the flute and the piano quite seriously and spent hours and hours practicing. As most musicians and artists would know, we are our own teachers all week long as we practice for our next lesson. I taught myself 90% of the time, worked hard and never giving up.

When I went to college, I studied music, majoring in flute and minoring in piano and organ. My father wanted me to get a teaching degree but I chose to become an orchestral flutist. After I earned my master’s degree in musical performance, I spent the next 15 years of my life playing in orchestras and chamber groups in the US and Europe. Throughout this time I also taught privately and in various arts schools.

When my own children began school I gave up performing and began teaching as a consultant in the Sunnyvale and Cupertino School Districts. I also returned to school and received my CA Teacher Credential. Later I took an 11 year break from teaching to work as Music Director and Pastoral Associate at Church of the Resurrection. I now joyfully return to teaching here at Resurrection Catholic School. Teaching has always been my passion and I’m often greeted by students from long ago who come back to see me, all grown up and full of fun memories.

My life has always been full of a variety of hobbies and interests. For the last 3 years, my passion has been crew and becoming a competitive rower. I am the assistant coach of the Palo Alto Rowing Club. You can find me out on the SF Bay nearly every morning at 5 am either driving my launch and teaching novice rowers, or rowing my own single scull and training for my next race. I also enjoy calming hobbies including cooking, knitting, reading, beading, drawing, walking my dog and caring for my saltwater aquarium.

Catherine Hicks - Resurrection School - Sunnyvale